Mastering Data Discovery

Search Data Objects using Tags

Tags allow for the logical grouping of various data objects based on their purpose or characteristics. They serve the purpose of categorizing data objects, making it easier to manage and discover related data. They provide a structured way to classify and access data, enhancing data governance and accessibility.

How to Search Data Objects Using Tags

Finding the data objects you need is made easy through the use of list view filtering options. Tags assigned to data objects can be conveniently filtered to refine your search. As illustrated in the example below, if you've assigned the tag "Not in Use" to different data objects (Tables, Files, or Reports), you can filter the tag to view all the data objects associated with it. 

Once you have the filtered results, you can perform various actions on the data objects, such as adding them to a watchlist or a project for collaborative work. This enables you to quickly access all data objects associated with a specific tag, streamlining your data management and retrieval processes.

Searching for data objects associated with a tag allows you to view all the associated data objects.  Here's how it's done:

  1. Navigate to Tags: Go to the "Tags" module from the left panel menu.
  2. Search for a Tag: In the search bar or tag hierarchy, search for the specific tag you are interested in. For example, let's say you're looking for data objects labeled with the tag "Not in Use."
  3. View Associated Data Objects: Once you've located the tag, click on it. The platform will display a list of data objects that are associated with the selected tag.
  4. Filter and Explore: Within the list of data objects, you can further filter and explore based on your requirements. For instance, you can filter by data type (e.g., Schema, Tables, Files, Reports) to narrow down your search.